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How do you download a video from vh1.com's website?


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#1 Boardwalkgirl

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 11:14 PM

On the VH1 website they have episodes from many different VH1 shows. Many of these shows are 60 minutes in length.

I tried using RealPlayer but RealPlayer doesn't work.

RealPlayer allows me to download only the first 10 or 20 seconds of a video. The first 10 or 20 seconds of the video is a commercial advertisement from Target or some other store. I cannot download a vh1 video using RealPlayer, I tried many times with no luck. I guess VH1 blocks RealPlayer, it seems.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 06:43 AM

Try it again. The ad and the actual video are separate downloads. So wait until the ad is finished and the video starts before hitting the download button. It should work unless it's DRM protected and Real Player will tell you if it isn't downloading.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:40 PM

Frankp316, thanks for the suggestion, but I already tried what you suggested.

I mean I tried to download a VH1 episode a good ten times, but every time I tried it, RealPlayer, would only download the commercial advertisement, which is the first 10 or 20 seconds of the video.

I experimented: Sometimes I would alternate starting the download at the beginning, middle and end of the video, but still, it failed to download the entire video no matter when I started the download.

RealPlayer never ever 'told' me that it wasn't downloading. It went through all the motions of downloading the full video, but it never downloaded the full video.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 06:35 AM

Chances are pretty good that the video is DRM protected and can't be downloaded. There are no free programs that will bypass DRM. And there are programs that say they will do it but they don't work.

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 12:48 PM

there is a real player "Add on" for internet explorer that might do the trick.It is called "real player download and record plugin"...
anytime you see a video on a web page it will ask if you want to download it.
Currently there is not one for firefox,but I wish there were one,Its a neat feature!
Click tools,download plugins..in internet explorer.
let me know if it works.
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Posted 21 December 2008 - 07:59 PM

She's using that already. But it will not download clips that are DRM protected.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 01:16 PM

there is a real player "Add on" for internet explorer that might do the trick.It is called "real player download and record plugin"...
anytime you see a video on a web page it will ask if you want to download it.
Currently there is not one for firefox,but I wish there were one,Its a neat feature!
Click tools,download plugins..in internet explorer.
let me know if it works.


Actually Firefox does have a video downloader extension/add-on.

Unfortunately, when it comes to saving a VH1.com video, it behaves the same way RealPlayer does:

It will not recorder the video, but it wll record the commercial that's included in the video, but that is all. (Commercials from a toothpaste company, soap company, etc.)

So for downloading VH1.com videos, it's useless.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006

Edited by Boardwalkgirl, 22 December 2008 - 01:17 PM.


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Posted 22 December 2008 - 07:14 PM

Actually Firefox does have a video downloader extension/add-on.

Unfortunately, when it comes to saving a VH1.com video, it behaves the same way RealPlayer does:

It will not recorder the video, but it wll record the commercial that's included in the video, but that is all. (Commercials from a toothpaste company, soap company, etc.)

So for downloading VH1.com videos, it's useless.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006


thanks for the info!!
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Posted 22 December 2008 - 07:57 PM

there is a real player "Add on" for internet explorer that might do the trick.It is called "real player download and record plugin"...
anytime you see a video on a web page it will ask if you want to download it.
Currently there is not one for firefox,but I wish there were one,Its a neat feature!
Click tools,download plugins..in internet explorer.
let me know if it works.


Actually Firefox does have a video downloader extension/add-on.

Unfortunately, when it comes to saving a VH1.com video, it behaves the same way RealPlayer does:

It will not recorder the video, but it wll record the commercial that's included in the video, but that is all. (Commercials from a toothpaste company, soap company, etc.)

So for downloading VH1.com videos, it's useless.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006



Have you looked to see if the show you're looking for is posted somewhere other than VH1? Try the Truveo video search site. And doing a Google search can turn up alternatives sometimes.


http://www.truveo.com/




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